Thinking Cap Using mYak Baby Yak Lace
Inspired by a ready-to-wear Italian cashmere cap, we engineered our hand-knit version to be sleek and utterly seamless. The super-fine fabric is doubled at the cuff with a tiny joining welt for extra warmth. And that cool welt could be popped with a fun, contrast color. Okay, the needles are tiny and the details a little fussy, but it’s worth it—we think!
We knit this version in mYak Baby Yak Lace—a delicate, lace-weight yarn tailor-made for accessories like this! Two plies of baby yak down are gently twizzled together creating a fiber that’s warmer than sheep’s wool and as soft as cashmere. Heathered earth tones, rich neutrals, and saturated colors round out mYak’s color set—soothing, naturally processed and oh, so handsome!
Approx. 19"/48cm around x 10"/25 cm long; fits 20-23"/51-58cm head.
1 skein mYak Baby Yak Lace (380 yds/350m each); solid version shown in Color Black.
Or approx. 365 yds/334m of lace-weight yarn.
Plus 5 yds/m smooth fingering-weight waste yarn for provisional cast-on.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 1 (2.25mm) 16"/40cm circular and 5 double-point needles, or size to get gauge.
US 0 (2mm) 16"/40cm circular needle or one size smaller than gauge needle.
US C/2 (2.75cm) crochet hook and 1 locking marker for provisional cast-on.
4 very fine stitch markers (one in a contrast color) to mark decreases without creating gaps (knotted loops of fine yarn work nicely).
Darning needle to finish.
36 sts/52 rows = 4"/10cm, after wet blocking and steam pressing.
Digital Thinking Cap pattern. (Download)
Printed Thinking Cap pattern. (Requires shipping.)
COLOR: Midnight Blue. Darkest navy.
COLOR: Petrol. Teal, more blue than green.
COLOR: Emerald. Aqua green.
COLOR: Mustard. Honey mustard.
COLOR: Natural Chocolate. Rich dark chocolate.
COLOR: Black. True black.
COLOR: Burgundy. Dark burgundy wine.
COLOR: Dusty Pink. Dried pink rose.